My random Friday thoughts. . .
This is one my girls found to put in their lockers. I wish more adults would remember it. Lately I have been dealing with a lot with this school bond issue. I have seen an side of some people that isn't very pretty. We encourage our children to be kind, considerate, respectful, never rude, but some adults sure aren't that way. What does that teach our kids? We demand it from them in school, home, but then they see adults do the exact opposite on social media. I was talking to my kids about being kind no matter where you are or what you are doing and how you can do that. Miss E said that you need to remember to not say anything online (via texting, facebook, or whatever social media) that you would not say to someone in person. Man, I wish adults would remember that too. If you would never say it to them in person then you should definitely not say it in social media. We are still accountable for our actions and words be they in public or on screen. And people need to be respectful of others' beliefs and views. If you don't agree with me on the school bond issue, that is fine, as long as you are informed and understand the issues and numbers. If you don't take time to become educated about an issue then you shouldn't be making comments about it because those comments are usually incorrect. I am not going to comment on the governor's race because I am not yet educated on most of candidates and their platforms, but once I do my homework, then I can intelligently express my opinions. But if someone really takes the time to study the issue, look at the numbers and get their information from reliable sources, and they disagree with me. That is fine. We can agree to disagree and move on. I am not going to argue with anyone especially someone who is not educated on the issue. I will discuss in a calm, respectful way, ask questions, and listen, what are their concerns? Why do they feel this way? and then I can walk away with my head held high because I kept myself positive, kind, respectful and considerate of others. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.
Have a great weekend and keep your head held high. See you Monday.